The OU is already starting to move to electronic only formats for some courses. I did S155 Scientific Investigations last year. The main text, the Good Experiment Guide, was pdf & kindle only. The only printed material we received was the course guide. It was implied that the OU wants to move more that way. They already give us a pdf version of the S104 text books. I could see a day when only the pdf is offered and students would have to buy a printed copy themselves. Not sure how this will go down with new students paying at a rate of £5000 a year for their courses.
Last edited by Nitebot; 03-03-2012 at 19:44.
OMG, I cannot express enough on how much hate I have for pdf files on Kindle. Even free ebooks are of such bad quality! Reading on my kindle really strains my eyes because of the tiny font size. If I try to edit the files to make the font bigger, which is also very time consuming, it doesn't fit perfectly and so I end up with weird sized pages. =-=
I rather carry books around than go through that whole process. And since I often annotate books, its only practical of me to use them instead of pdf files.
Last edited by APonderingMind; 03-03-2012 at 20:43.